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Basic Plating Specifications:


Type II- Sulfuric Anodize
Class I- Non Dyed, Class II- Dyed
Cadmium QQ-P-416 or ASTM-A165
  Class I- 0.0005, Class II- 0.0003, Class III- 0.0002
Type I- As plated w/o supplementary treatment
Type II- with supplementary chromate treatment
  Type III-(Conductive) with supplementary phosphate treatment
Cadmium, Low Embrittlement MIL-STD-870
Chemical Finish: Black MIL-F-495
Chromate Conversion (Chem Film)MIL-C-5541 or MIL-C-81706 Type IA- heavier coating 40 to 10 mg/square foot
Type 3- lighter coating 10 mg/square foot
Copper MIL-C-14550
Class 0- 0.001-0.005 for heat treatment stop-off
Class I- 0.001 carburizing shield
Class II- 0.0005 plating undercoat
Class III- 0.0002 prevents metal migration
Class IV- 0.0001
Electroless Nickel MIL-C-26074
Class I- As plated w/o supplementary heat treatment
Class II- Heat treated to obtain required hardness
Class III- Aluminum alloys, non-heat-treat
Class IV- Aluminum alloys, heat-treat
Grade A- 0.0010
Grade B- 0.0005
Grade C- 0.0015
Commercial- As specified
Gold ASTM B488 or AMS 2422
Hard Anodize MIL-A-8625
Type III- thickness as specified, nominal 0.002
Class I- Non-dyed
Class II- Dyed as specified
Nickel QQ-N-290
Class I- for corrosion protection
Class II- for engineering applications
Grade A- 0.0016
Grade B- 0.0012
Grade C- 0.0010
Grade D- 0.0008
Grade E- 0.0006
Grade F- 0.0004
Grade G- 0.0002
Palladium MIL-P-45209B or ASTM-B679
Passivate QQ-P-35
Type II- medium temperature nitric acid with
Sodium dichromate
Type VI- low temperature Citric acid
Phosphate: Heavy DOD-16232
Type M- Manganese Phosphate
Phosphate: Light TT-C-490
  Type I- Zinc Phosphate
  Type II- Iron Phosphate
Rhodium MIL-R-46085B or ASTM-B634
Silver QQ-S-365
  Type I- Matte finish
  Type II- Semi-Bright finish
  Grade A- Chromate post-treatment
  Grade B- no supplementary treatment
Sulfamate Nickel MIL-P-27418
Tin Plating MIL-T-10727
  Type I- Electrodeposited, 0.0001-0.00025 flash for solder, or 0.0003 min corrosion protection
Zinc ASTM-B633 or QQ-Z-325
  Service Condition IV or Class I- 0.0010 min
  Service Condition III or Class II- 0.0005 min
  Service Condition II- 0.0003 min
  Service Condition I or Class III- 0.0002
  Type I- As plated w/o supplementary treatment
  Type II- With colored chromate conversion coating
  Type III- With clear chromate conversion coating
Precision Plating Specifications:

Gold (hard acid & soft) MIL-DTL-45204, ASTM B488, AMS 2422
Silver (semi-bright and matte)

QQ-S-365, ASTM B700, SCGPS06006

Electroless Nickel (high, mid, and low phosphorous)

MIL-C-26074, AMS 2404, AMS2405, ASTM B733

Sulfamate Nickel MIL-P-27418, MIL-STD-868, AMS 2424
Bright/Watts/Black Nickel QQ-N-290, AMS-QQ-N-290, MIL-P-18317
Copper (bright and matte) AMS 2418, ASTM B 734, ASTM B832
Tin MIL-T-10727, ASTM B545
Zinc-Nickel AMS 2417, ASTM B841
Cadmium QQ-P-416, AMS 2400, AMS-QQ-416
Nickel-Cadmium diffused AMS-2416
Anodize (Type II) MIL-A-8625, AMS 2471, AMS 2472
Hard Anodize (Type III) MIL-A-8625 (Type III), AMS 2468
Dow 7            AMS-2475, ASTM D 1732

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